A campsite or a camping ground is an outdoor area where people can go for an overnight stay. When camping at the campsite, a tent, campervan or caravans can be used for the overnight stay. An impromptu campsite can also be termed as a campsite where a person makes an impromptu stay and decides to spend the night in the open area although they are not highly encouraged because of safety and other concerns. Areas designated for camping purposes and are quite improved and there are facilities that can be present are the most encouraged campsites to use to spend the night. Fireplaces, accessible roads for vehicle, parking lots, picnic tables, reservation for camping space, utility hook-ups as well as potable water piped into the facility are some of the amenities that one can access in a designated campsite. Other facilities that one can access in designated campsites include toilets including pit ones, shower facilities, mirrors and sinks in the present bathrooms, convenience stores, firewood for sale or free as well as rubbish bins and garbage cans.
When going for a camp, it is important to get a most suitable campsite that suit expectations and needs and also does not lead to unanticipated troubles. When choosing a suitable campsite, it has to be done depending on the area one shall be visiting and the number of people who shall be camping. It is important to get a suitable campsite that has the right size and fits all the tents to be used adequately together with other with other camping gear such as such as chairs, tables, and camp kitchen. It is also important to know of the level of the campsite such that it is flat or gently inclining to ensure that one sleeps well. Comfort for everybody is key hence a proper distance should be maintained from the camping site to other facilities such as source of water, toilets, privacy and distant from other sites. There are other things that one need to ensure that they are not present on the campsites for safety issues such as anthills, debris especially metal and glass as well as soil compaction in the area which could be an indicator of poor drainage in case it rains.
Safety on a campsite is very key to look into to ensure that there is no harm from animals, insects and other hazards that are likely to affect people camping. It is important to learn of essential safety tips in a campsite. The first safety tip is to ensure that each person camping has the right gear for camping. It is also essential to have a first aid kit with the right equipment available such as surgical spirits, cotton wool, gloves, scissors among other items. Skills in first aid such as doing CPR is also very essential in enhancing safety.